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Above animation shows the dissection process of designing the special NFT dedicated to the 100 patrons who shall own Metropolis Smokescreeen Ltd which is only to ever release 100 pieces in Japan. Compose of fragments to represents most major cities architecture in Japan and slowly morphs into the shape of a Chrysanthemum flower, the national symbol of japan with 8 metropolis lamp sculpture forming a traditional samurai symbol. This particular NFT is created to be sliced into many fragments while each can become a unique piece of art.
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I have known Roberto for many years in Hong Kong and he originally hails from the beautiful lake of Como in Italy. His wife, who works for a very prominent fashion industry group was fascinated by Omino collection. Roberto also used to work in the fashion industry and a both have a deep fondness of Italian classiccars of the 60’s era. I personally am a big fan of automonbili Alfa Romeo and I decided to adapt a special finish of the famed alfa Romeo red in a high gloss lacquer finish inspired by traditional Asian pottery. The paint works must be applied very slowly and cured for 4 days in order to achieve the desired reflective finish. When I showed them my Omino creations, as perhaps by the fate of chance, it was nearly the same tone of red as their new-born’s babychair. Ironically it matches so well to their interior. I always believe the best plan in life is not the over plan at all. I sincerely this passionate red is to their liking and Omino can become part of their family for many years to come, anywhere they wish to reside on the globe.
I remember first meeting Nancy way back in 2019 before the world was turned upside down with the current pandemic. She was one of my first “fans” for my FLY lighting sculpture in Maison & Objet Paris. Although I have never discussed with Nancy on how to create a hand made version of Omino, through the year I have got to know her more and seen her amazing and tranquil villa in St,Tropez, France. Through many chats and discussion with her about everyday life,I have in my own interpretation see Nancy has a sense of optimism and idealistic approach to life and nature. Perhaps I feel a sense of kindship withher on our fondness of nature and in 2021 I decided to produce a very special version with OMINO PUSHER SMALL that resembles the colours of spring when theflowers start to blossom. The technique is done with blotch painting where the fusion of colours is chaotic and unpredictable. I believe Nature is organic in change and one can embraces the scenery and life in the continuous passage of time infinitely and never truly understand the totality of any biologicaL lifeform. I hope Nancy will like my design.
I have never had the fortune to meet Michelle in person. Who hails from the romantic city of Paris and with family ties to Central America. As per usual we only briefly have a chat on WhatsApp and I interviewed her on 2 questions to attain some inspiration on her special version of Omino as per usual of my practice.I ask her what her colour of choice is and the moment she remembers the most in her life. She instinctually tells me the time she spent with her father in Niagara Falls and Blue seems to linger in her mind. This initiated my journey to explore a technique in painting I termed erosive colour blotching. To mimic a sense of liquid dynamics in her Omino a highly reflective chrome silver coating is applied as a base coat then 6 shades of acrylic blues are sponged on before specks of water are overlaid on the applied blue paint to “melt” it aways into random cavities to mimic liquid flow. To add a final touch inspired by my Asian heritage, the base is splashed on as a half circle Chinese calligraphy to recall the ancient fable of the Circle of Life. The meaning of Omino Falls is about embracing water as life, no matter what circumstances and turmoil one faces, we need to attain our flow of being with the evolution of change in the world around us.
Nearly 3 years ago I met by chance Giancarlo in my wife’s hometown village of Roseto in the Abruzzo region of Italy. At the time we just have our child Leonardo and we are still coming to grips with our change of life. This very stylish gentleman, who is a spectacular designer in his own right, showed me his moulded Bow ties from his company Gigolo art and I loved it. It is so Italian; a sense of mischievous irony seems to be his calling in executing all his creations. After I left that trip, I saw an abundance of posts on this social media showing the spectacular scenery of his hometown, especially the beach life be it in the vibrancy of summer orthe more unforgiving barren moments of the winter months.
This made me design the Sunset finish especially for him. The gradient paint is handfinished by me after lots of trial and error and the bottom fluorescent redlayer is mixed with sand to recall the beach morphing into the spectacular sunset famed in the Abruzzo region. It seems Giancarlo awakens the romantic side of my design and I hope he can shad a tear with me if he feels touched by this special version just for him.